Fascinating Never-Before-Seen Map Shows Every River Basin on Earth

In other words, it reveals our planet's floating arteries.

Here’s an image that surely worth more than a thousand words.

In fact, it’s your chance to take a peek at the arteries of our planet.

This fascinating new map offers an entirely new way of looking at the planet we live in.

River basins of the United States. ROBERT SZUCS/GRASSHOPPER GEOGRAPHY
River basins of the United States. ROBERT SZUCS/GRASSHOPPER GEOGRAPHY

Just like blood vessels and arteries inside the human body, this map shows Earth’s arteries illustrated in a map that features every river watershed there is with a different color, taking into consideration its width, and water depth.

In other words, it reveals our planet’s floating arteries.

It was created by Geographer and GIS Analyst Robert Szucs, 31. The maps shows every river basin on the planet with a differnt color and width depending on water depth.

River basins of Australia. ROBERT SZUCS/GRASSHOPPER GEOGRAPHY
River basins of Australia. ROBERT SZUCS/GRASSHOPPER GEOGRAPHY

The map took several months to cr created.

According to Mr. Szucs, he was inspired by dull river maps and decided to add color turning the world’s rivers into the main characters of an art masterpiece.

Mr. Szucs, who is a geographic information system analyst is quoted saying: “I came from a scientific background, having an MSc in Geography so people calling me an artist now is still quite strange.”

The work done by Mr. Szucs was no easy process.

River basins of South America. ROBERT SZUCSGRASSHOPPER GEOGRAPHY
River basins of South America. ROBERT SZUCS/GRASSHOPPER GEOGRAPHY

Every single river on the Earth’s surface is represented by a different color. The data was collected with painstaking patience, after which Robert assembled the information thanks to sources from both government and non-government agencies.

“I am inspired by a determination to do justice to the beauty of rivers.”

“Most river maps you see, especially in textbooks, are rather dull, so if there are any textbook publishers out there they can feel free to reach out.

“Assembling the data is a slow and painful process and as a perfectionist, I’m never 100percentt happy. However, I am really pleased with this one.”

This fascinating world map is on sale and can be purchased online with prices starting as little as £7.90 for a downloadable HD image.

Those who do decide to purchase a copy of this incredible, never-before-seen masterpiece will get a high-resolution image and are free to use it as they please.

“The response has been completely positive and unexpectedly huge. It’s rare that a hobby project does so well but I’m now trying to make a living out of this, so I’m more than thankful.”

Source
Grasshopper Geography

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